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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with a disability, as well as support for their families and carers.

Disability Matters has an NDIS pre-planner who is available to assist all clients with their NDIS planning requirements.

WHAT IS THE NDIS

The national disability insurance scheme (ndis) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, as well as support for their families and carers. The NDIS is the insurance that gives us all peace of mind. Disability could affect anyone and having the right support makes a big difference. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

The NDIS helps people with disability to:

Access mainstream services and supports

These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.

Access community services and supports

These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.

Maintain informal support arrangements

This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.

Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

WHERE AND WHEN IS THE NDIS AVAILABLE?

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing clients and new participants will enter the NDIS progressively.

The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have agreed on how the NDIS will be rolled out across Queensland. In Queensland, the NDIS will be operating state-wide by July 2019. The NDIS already has early transition sites in Townsville and Charters Towers for children and young people (0-18 years) and all eligible people from Palm Island.

OUR REGION IS SCHEDULED FOR ROLL OUT STARTING FROM 1 JULY 2018

Who can access the NDIS?

Individuals can start the application process to NDIS as of the 1st January 2018. If you currently receive disability services you will be contacted before your area transitions. If you are not currently receiving services, you are welcome to contact Disability Matters to receive information on the application process.

How do we help?

We can help determine your eligibility and pathway through the NDIS. Contact us for help now. If you are already a client of Disability Matters, we will contact you before the NDIS rolls out to assist you with pre-planning.

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Queensland roll out have been developed by NDIA as a resource for providers and future participants. These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the Queensland roll out.

 

 

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